Company Denies Forced Student Labor Was Used to Make iPhones

Students work on assembly lines, but Foxconn says they aren't required to be there and are paid


Foxconn Technology Group is denying reports in the Chinese media that it forced vocational students to work at factories that make iPhones.

The controversy targeting Apple's manufacturing partner in China comes as Apple is expected to unveil the latest iPhone on Wednesday.

Foxconn, which in recent months has come under heavy scrutiny in connection with working conditions in its factories, has conceded that it uses students on assembly lines, but says they are not required to work there.